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Landmark Dutch ruling: Cut emissions to protect citizens

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25/06/2015

A Dutch court ordered the government Wednesday to slash greenhouse gas emissions to help fight global warming, a landmark ruling in a case brought by hundreds of concerned citizens that could pave the way for similar legal battles around the world. Climate activists in a packed courtroom in The Hague erupted into cheers as Presiding Judge Hans Hofhuis told Dutch authorities to cut the country's ...

Thermochemical gasification of biomass

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26/06/2015

The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) is pleased to announce the release of the factsheet ‘Thermochemical Gasification of Biomass’ – the eight in the series of publications. This factsheet provides a concise overview of the technology, basics of gasification, feedstock and current global use. Thermochemical biomass gasification is a high temperature process to convert biomass ...

cr360 launches new vision to transform sustainability analysis

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26/06/2015

Leading sustainability software company cr360 - formerly CRedit360 - today (June 25, 2015) launched its new vision: ‘Responsibility beyond software’, accompanied by a vibrant new brand. The vision captures the company’s commitment to helping customers gain an ever deeper level of sustainability analysis, while integrating sharp, data-driven insights into core business ...

OSHA adds key hazards for investigators` focus in healthcare inspections

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26/06/2015

Targeting some of the most common causes of workplace injury and illness in the healthcare industry, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the agency is expanding its use of enforcement resources in hospitals and nursing homes to focus on: musculoskeletal disorders related to patient or resident handling; bloodborne pathogens; workplace ...

A laser based game changer - First to measure five in one

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25/06/2015

A significant breakthrough at NEO Monitors research division, allows global industries to measure four gases and temperature with just one device. This cutting-edge instrument delivers vast benefits and reduced cost for industries requiring the most accurate analysis of processes. NEO Monitors’ LaserGasTM iQ² product is the first all-in-one tunable diode laser (TDLS) analyzer for ...

In-Situ® Inc. Announces HydroVu™ Data Services

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25/06/2015

In-Situ® Inc. has officially launched HydroVu™, a new website for remote water monitoring. HydroVu provides customers secure access to decision-quality data when, where, and how they need it. Water quality and quantity data can be difficult and costly to retrieve and analyze. Additionally, the task of sorting, manipulating, and formatting the data once its collected is extremely ...

Waste-to-Energy: the link between Energy Union and circular economy

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25/06/2015

‘Heat and steam from waste: Linking the Energy Union and the circular economy’ was the title of a workshop organised on 18th June during the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2015. The Energy Union and the circular economy are complementary policies and must not be separated from each other, and Waste-to-Energy is one of the crucial links between them, highlighted the panellists of the ...

Our World’s Water is Diminishing, But How Fast?

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26/06/2015

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) recently released two studies (here and here) using data from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites showing that the earth’s biggest groundwater basins are being depleted at troubling rates. The GRACE satellites observed the 37 largest aquifers on the planet by measuring their gravitational pull ...

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